Jerome K. Jerome.
This quote brought a big smile to my face! It brought to my mind my shared moments with Chikoo; times, when he plants himself in the kitchen door, and keeps me company as I go about my chores. Sitting there in his favourite spot, he stares at me unblinkingly, listens to me intently as I pour out my ‘feelings’. At times, my clamouring thoughts keep me mum. But, at times, when I am in a chatty mood, I let myself go!
I tell him about this and that, about our world in general, and my world in particular. At times, I complain about things that bother me, about how his dad has no time for us, about life being pretty unfair. And at others, I rue the fact that time flew by so fast, I couldn’t enjoy his puppyhood as much as I should have.
And, all this while, as I go on and on, getting the load off my chest, my Chikoo sits gazing at me, concentrating on my words (or so I would like to believe!); at times tilting his head at something that sounds fascinating (like this dog in the picture).
They say dogs understand everything you say. Well, Chikoo does follow most of the stuff I say to him, but I am sure there must be moments, during my rantings, when he must wonder what I keep blabbering about! When he must wonder what is all the fuss about! How true! I have a roof over my head, a soft bed to sleep on and yummy treats to savour, and of course, we have each other, so what IS it that I grumble about?
How I wish we were like these four-legged darlings, living an uncomplicated life, surviving on love, fresh air and a few tasty tidbits. Life would have been so easy, isn’t it?